Charlie Wilson's War Reviews

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July 6, 2019
A movie with bite but no teeth.
August 30, 2018
A curiously bright work for a supposed black comedy, featuring the wired wordplay (and sly digs at Washington wildlife) of writer Aaron Sorkin, creator of TV's The West Wing.
February 2, 2018
Wilson? Enormously pleasurable company, since you ask. True, he's a lech, but such a gallant lech, plus he also gets irony.
August 22, 2017
It's a timely reminder: Ending a war is all very nice, but watch out for what comes next.
April 28, 2011
Set the irony meter at eleven and enjoy.
July 6, 2010
Aaron Sorkin has written an acute, hilarious, and informative screenplay which is rich with character, and is perfect fodder for director Mike Nichols, who has a knack for meshing comedy and drama.
February 2, 2009
Charlie Wilson's War features two characters who know how government is supposed to work. They also know it doesn't work as it is supposed to, so they have to subvert the system and go beyond it.
October 18, 2008
Hanks may at first seem like an unlikely choice to play a seasoned Texas playboy bachelor, but he's so ingratiating that he almost pulls it off.
October 18, 2008
Hanks' performance as Wilson is tone-perfect, capturing both the public-servant seriousness and playboy rakishness of his character. And he does it without breaking a sweat.
October 18, 2008
Charlie Wilson's War is both funny and entertaining. In fact, as far as making political points, you kind of have to look for them.
October 18, 2008
Hanks does a great job, brimming with the sort of charisma and charm that the real Charlie Wilson presumably had in spades.
October 18, 2008
All of the actors clearly relish the film's fast and busy pace, smart dialog and vivid characterisations.
October 18, 2008
September 22, 2008
[Philip Seymour Hoffman's] rumpled, cranky spy is hilarious--George Smiley by way of Jack Black--but with an edge of quiet ferocity that makes every scene he's in play a little sharper.
June 8, 2008
This film may be based on real events but it plays out like a sharp and often absurd political satire.
May 6, 2008
Charlie Wilson's War" is intelligence to be savored appreciatively.
March 4, 2008
The dialogue zings and pops whether you are trying to keep up with Hanks and Hoffman as they exchange one-liners or trying to fully understand the foreign affairs...
March 1, 2008
Suficientemente interessante para figurar entre os diversos trabalhos que fizeram de 2007 um ano tão forte para o Cinema norte-americano.
February 16, 2008
Two vaguely amoral do-gooders do their part to fight Commies in a secret hot war during a cold one%u2026you know, the one that installed the Taliban in Afghanistan and turned it into a place armed to the teeth and crazy pissed at us. Then Sorkin and Nich
February 9, 2008
Smart, sophisticated and stylish, "Charlie Wilson's War" is a victory for thinking adults.
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